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Another case of self-immolation in UP



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http://www.rediff.com/news/2000/jan/18up3.htm

In the second such incident within a week, a man set himself afire after he
complained of constant harassment by the Uttar Pradesh police. The incident
took place at Moti Nagar, close to the Naka Hindola police station in
Lucknow. 

Another case of self-immolation in UP

Sharat Pradhan in Lucknow 

In the second such  incident within a week, a man set himself afire after
he complained of constant harassment by the Uttar Pradesh police.

The incident took place at Moti Nagar, close to the Naka Hindola police
station in Lucknow.  

Jairam, who received 70 per cent burns, was allegedly harassed by the
police after his wife was indicted in a bicycle theft case. He has since
been admitted to hospital in a critical condition.

Jairam works as a waiter in a hotel in Hazratganj, Lucknow

Only a week earlier, 26 year old Mandeep Pal Singh Sodhi set himself ablaze
in front of the state assembly in Lucknow after his brothers, Yashpal and
Atinder, were arrested by the police, reportedly on false charges.

His mother had then stated that Sodhi committed suicide in order to draw
the attention of the state administration to their plight, and that he
chose the extreme method since their pleas were being constantly ignored. 


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